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Jul 31, 2011 3:30am EDT
the size itas 10 years ago. twice as big. and it would be great if all of it was constitutional, it could be great it was if it was all effective, if it was efficient and it would be great if we could afford it. but t fact is we're where we are today with $1.6 trillion deficits because we can't afford the government we have. and so we've not concentrated on the very areas where we can find mutual agreement, we've had three bipartisan bills in here where we've cut money, significant money, a billion here, $5 billion here, $7 billion here, go through the senate with vast majority votes only to go nowhere. because the allowance for the debate on the underlying bills was stopped. the bills were pulled. so what do we do? well, the first thing we do is we lookt what the problems are. what are the problems? we have a hundred different programs with a hundred sets of bureaucracies for surface transportation alone. why do we do that? why haven't we fixed it? that's a question the american people ought to be asking. we have 82 programs to improve the quality of our teachers run by the federal gover
Jul 30, 2011 4:12pm EDT
. president obama is too committed to the european style of big government that his policies have set in motion. the democrats in washington think the answer is not to cut spending, but to raise taxes and keep on spending. democrats claim they would only target the privileged few. behind the scenes, they argued for much broader tax increases. the simple fact is, in order to afford the kind of government this president wants, taxes would have to be increased dramatically and for middle income americans, not just on the wealthy. job killing tax increases are the wrong medicine for our struggling economy. back in 2009, president obama admitted you do not raise taxes in the middle of a recession. this advice is just as true today. at the moment, more than 40 million americans are looking for work and cannot find it. according to economists, a healthy economy is one in which unemployment is around 5%. the unemployment rate today is 9.2%. we got more bad news yesterday. our economy grew at an annual rate of 1.3% in the second quarter. forced -- first quarter growth was 4/10%. raising taxes
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